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So, your saying I should POSSIBLY have something like a hash, with all my obscene names in it, then have perl just run through the hash with a foreach, and do a "contains" search?

Something like that?

Even If I did that, would not it have the same problem? if asshole =~ ass would never be true, because asshole is being searched for in the whole word ass, therefore it would never find it.

So, what do you suggest I do, to eliminate this problem?

I'm open to suggestions. Thanks for any you have :o)

thx,
Richard
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Re: Re: Re: Perl and MySQL - performing a search...
by Thelonius (Priest) on Jan 26, 2003 at 20:50 UTC
    You don't need to have a hash or to use a regular expression. All you have to check is whether the fetch found anything or not.
Re: Re: Re: Perl and MySQL - performing a search...
by powerhouse (Friar) on Jan 26, 2003 at 20:16 UTC
    Is there a module that will do this for me, if I pass a username to it?

    Anyone Know of one?

    thx,
    Richard